Ustanicka Ulica (Redemption Street) is a Serbian political thriller in the mould of The Secret in Their Eyes and The Lives of Others. Whilst it deals with the horrors of the Serbian war crimes of the 90's, it does so in a format which compares favorably with the best Hollywood thrillers.
A young prosecutor lawyer is called into his boss's office and given the job of resolving a still open investigation in to one of the war crimes. When the lawyer finds more than he, or others, had bargained for, things start to get complicated and nasty.
Redemption Street offers a solid thriller which does not sacrifice its greater theme of crime and punishment for the sake of cheap thrills. Direction and acting are first class and it can put Serbia's name firmly on the world cinema map.
The year is 1914.
The place: a village in Serbia on the bank of the river Sava, the natural border with the mighty Austro-Hungarian Empire.
The population of the village is divided between two radically opposed factions - the able-bodied potential army recruits and the disabled veterans from the previous two Balkan wars. There is bitter animosity between the two groups.
Soon, at the start of the First World War, the healthy population is mobilized. The veterans left behind in the village try to take advantage of the soldiers' wives and sisters. News about this reaches the Serbian soldiers in the trenches a few days before the expected enemy attack.
To prevent a mutiny, the Serbian High Command decides to take the disabled veterans to the front line and thus deal with "the inconvenience".
These extraordinary events, based on a true story, create the backdrop for an ill-fated love triangle between a young disabled war veteran, a local policeman and his wife, that ends in a manner resembling an ancient Greek tragedy.
Story of two sisters that grew up in a small Serbian village in the beginning of the 1930s. The village is torn up by wars and years long blood oath. There are no men left in the village. Our heroines, Ognjenka and Mala Boginja decide to go to the city, kidnap men and return life to their village. The lights of the metropolis dazzle them and there starts this little amusing and sentimental adventure.
Yugoslavia, 1979. While president and dictator Tito is in Cuba on international affairs, a mysterious Phantom captures the attention of Belgrade. Using a stolen white Porsche car he performs daring stunts through the city streets. As rumours of his cat-and-mouse games with the police spread, people start gathering to watch him at night.
Over the radio the Phantom publicly challenges the police to try and catch him. Such open opposition is unheard of and more than 10 000 people are in the streets supporting their hero. It is dangerous to eliminate him in front of the public and the police are forced into a chase where he sets the rules. It comes down to the driving, and the stakes are very high.
The Phantom has become a rogue symbol that threatens the system. His story remains one of the first cracks in the communist facade, and a legend that would outlive those who tried to suppress it.
Miloš, a retired ex-porn star, now leads a normal family life with his beautiful wife Marija and five-year old son Stefan in tumultuous Serbia, in a modern era of transition, trying to make ends meet. Sudden call from his former colleague - still hot porn actress Layla, will change everything. Aware of his financial problems, Layla introduces Miloš to Vukmir - a shady, mysterious figure in porn-business, who gives Miloš an offer he can't refuse.